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Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

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Big blockbuster movies – some that will make you cheer and others that you will demand your money back. With all this fun summer stuff, comes my summer course authoring tool rankings. For those who are in my top ten course authoring tool rankings. #10 Training Bricks – Bricklayer. Assessment tool including randomization. Assessment tool.

Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

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This year we will focus on the top ten authoring tools for 2013.  For each authoring ranking, a brief true ghost story, then the vendor and why it was selected. Ghost Factoid: I n recognition of those lists identifying the scariest movies, here is my top five: Exorcist, The Shining, The Changeling (1980 version), Poltergeist (fun fact: the exterior of the house – seen in the movie, is only five blocks from where I live) and Ju-On (2002). #9 Quicklessons. Nice assessment tool. Welcome to my yearly Halloween Edition. Shocking? You bet. SCORM/AICC.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

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Tools these days come in three flavors. Authoring Tools for developers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. Professional Presenter X – comes with  sim tool, assessment, capture tool, documents to flash tool, etc.

Knowing the Strength of Your eLearning Authoring Tool

eLearning Brothers

well-meaning filmmaker will read the book and try to apply the exact same story structure and dynamics to the film, because what worked in the novel should work in the movie, right? But when the same scene is put in a movie and mishandled by the cinematographer, seconds can feel like small eternities. Each authoring tool and LMS has it’s own set of strengths and limitations.

Top 4 Reasons Why Movie-based Learning is Effective

CommLab India

The answer is movie-based learning. Let’s now see the reasons why movie-based learning is effective. Movie-based learning has: A Story. Stories are powerful tools that help the learner delve deep into the concept as they bring in a powerful and meaningful learning experience to the learner. Movie-based learning includes a pack of emotions, actions, knowledge etc.

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20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

With Articulate, you can create interactivity to a presentation by adding slide layers, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzing, screen recording, and software simulation. The Adobe Captivate software helps you create a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML content. Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. GarageBand gives you all the tools you need to write, play, mix, and export your own song quickly and efficiently. An easy to use audio recording tool allows the user to upload a file from a prerecorded file.

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Last week I detailed how to turn a PowerPoint 2007 presentation into a movie that could be uploaded to popular video sharing sites like YouTube.      If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio. by AJ George. " PowerPoint

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 1


What’s a little more difficult however is picking the right tools to help you with course design, content creation, learning assessment and all the other tasks you need to run a successful eLearning program. Fear not, however, as we’re here to help you with this, by suggesting the (you’ve guessed it) top 10 most useful tools for online employee training.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015


Each year we list our top tools for learning to try in the new year. And now, in our third year of this series, we have collected 300 tools to choose from. Simply type in a favorite author or book title and instantly browse those the possibilities. Bookish provides additional information to reader, include essasy, author interviews, even emotional GIFs submitted by fellow fans.

11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don't want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D. Adventure Maker Adventure Maker Asset Management Screen Adventure Maker : Toolkit to create point-and-click games and multimedia software without any scripting or programming.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

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You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs.  OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing. Create SD and HD movies. Comes with a screen capture tool, spell checker (many RCATs do not), Slide audio recording & editing. Assessment tool built in.


Articulate Storyline for E-learning Development – Replacing Videos Without Affecting Triggers

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Double click on the video file, you will find some options under Movie Tools. Related Posts 4 Tips for Developing E-learning Course Using Rapid Authoring Tools Rapid E-learning through Storyline Tool: 5 Infographics Sharing Key Features 4 Reasons to Use Templates in E-learning Course Development. Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

5 Ways to Motivate Remote Teams

DigitalChalk eLearning

You can only create new value when you protect what is already valuable,” writes management guru Jurgen Appelo in #Workout: Games, Tools & Practices to Engage People, Improve Work, and Delight Clients. You can toss a nickel and hit one of these lists on Google, like this one from a Mind Tools’ TED Talk. Well, we keep in constant contact daily, with written communication tools, as well as we give daily reports of what we did on IDoneThis , which are emailed out to the whole team at the end of each day. Tools like LMSs help your remote team seem less remote.

Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

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Personally,  I like this because everyone who uses software, often jumps right in and starts going, rather than take the time to read how to do things (inc. Exceptions – Superman 2, Godfather 2, All that Batman movies (C.Nolan films), Bad News Bears Breaking Training, a couple of Planet of the Ape movies (the originals from the 60’s). Godfather 2 – Excellent.

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

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Content Authoring tool, Assessment tool and surveys/quizzes. Built into the system, rarely charged extra for it, but sadly there are still vendors out there who charge you for the privilege of using it – specifically their content authoring tool. Typically not robust content authoring tools, but they will do what you need to have done, that said I have seen a few of the authoring tools that rival Captivate or beat it, but this is low, although I expect it to grow. The assessment tool, is commonly solid in these systems.

Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint’s designed as a presentation tool. They’re Just Tools That Build Multimedia. Vendors design tools with features. But if you can step away from what the vendor calls the product and how they present the features, you’ll learn to get more value out of the tools. Essentially the tools create multimedia content regardless of how they’re designed.

Adobe RoboHelp 2015: First Look

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

One of my favorites is the Locate Item tool. Open a topic and select an image or a Captivate movie. Click the Locate Item tool and the item will be highlighted in the Project Manager. Adobe RoboHelp Help Help Authoring Help Systems TechComm Technical Communications Technical Writing UA User Assistance User Experienceby Willam van Weelden. Skins and Layouts.

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Adobe Captivate 6 Tutorial now available on

Adobe Captivate

It’s a great course for beginners and intermediate users to explore the Captivate authoring workflow and capabilities, and learn how to use the new features introduced in Adobe Captivate 6. Here’s one of the movies from the course, where David explains [.]. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 6 Adobe eLearning Suite captivate training Captivate tutorial rapid has announced a new tutorial for Adobe Captivate 6 presented by David Rivers. How do I.

SCORM for E-learning Courses: WHY?

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It supports interoperability between eLearning and the software – how the course communicates with its underlying platform. SCORM compliant courses can be developed using eLearning authoring tools and publishing the course to SCORM. When you get a new movie DVD, you don’t check if it works with the DVD player you have. Learning Technology elearning authoring tools

Legacy eLearning


“Legacy eLearning” refers to any training that was developed using software that is outdated, unsupported, or incompatible with current learning systems. Legacy development tools have been criticized for many reasons, but the following two problems remain the most prominent ones. Most of these tools force developers to be dependent on a specific vendor or program.

Mac Authoring Tools - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

This organization predominantly has Macs and would like to use something like Articulate or Captivate to: "convert our existing Powerpoint trainings, include quizes, track responding, track time spent enaged, insert Quicktime movies and deploy via the web." I was just asked a question and was a bit at a loss for a response. For so long, Adobe has had products on both Mac and PC, I assumed that Captivate had a Mac version - but I didn't find one. Any suggestions

7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

eLearning Brothers

There are a bunch of software tools that will accommodate most of your needs, and more. Inconsistent fonts look unprofessional and imply the author’s negligence – an effect you definitely want to avoid. Screencasting software like Camtasia enables the instructor to share the screen with the audience and display all types of content right from the computer. Audio tips.

Product Review: SoftChalk 6 – Rapid Content Authoring Tool

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I would love to tell you that this is an amazing rapid content authoring tool that can do it all, achieve it all and frankly is absolutely fantastic. Web movie. The SB is an option under tools and shows the templates that are available for you to select from, how they look with the headers, banner, content (font, etc.), Perhaps not a big deal, if this is the first tool you have ever seen or used. But sadly, this is not to be.  While I had some exciting expectations when I jumped into the product, by the end of it all,  I felt drained.  The Breakout. Library.

Great Reads on Gamification


This post from the eLearning Brothers discusses the movie Ender’s Game and all the cool game simulations and interactive graphics in it. Looking for an authoring tool that has the power and flexibility to create gamified training? The post Great Reads on Gamification appeared first on e-Learning Software and Authoring Tools. What is eLearning Gamification?

My top ten tools

Clive on Learning

Jane Hart asked me to come up with a list of my top ten tools. I'm going to include IE7 under this heading, which is probably the tool I use the most after Outlook – the improvements such as tabbed browsing mean that it has caught up with Firefox (sounds like some form of heresy). just love how easy it is to create great looking movies, with input straight from my hard disk-based camcorder. Blogger: I didn't choose my blogging tool, I just took the easy option and used the one that Google provided. particularly like the RSS feeds facility in Outlook. Who's next

Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?

eLearning Cyclops

It has gotten to a point where some of my courses are all developed in Flash and the e-learning authoring tools (DHTML) have been used more as a "shell" that decompiles it as a SCORM package. really prefer the robust ability of creating courses in Flash and only use the DHTML e-learning authoring tools for their ability to make the course SCORM or AICC compliant. So,  do I really need to continue using these authoring tools? Here is a tutorial on  How to Add Basic SCORM code to a Flash Movie from Pipwerks. Tools flash e-Learning

Articulate: A Complete 360

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kal Hadi, CTT,  COTP       The long anticipated Articulate Storyline upgrade was announced recently by Articulate and came not as Storyline 3 (as many expected) but rather in the form of the subscription-based  Articulate 360 , a suite of tools that includes every tool that Articulate makes. Upgrades will be made to the Articulate 360 tools. You can continue using the desktop version of Storyline 2 and Studio '13, but don't expect any future upgrades to these tools. Articulate 360 Articulate Storyline

Rapid drag and drop authoring

Clive on Learning

Rapid development tools are by definition going to adopt a position towards the 'easy-to-use' end of the scale, even though this usually means compromising on functionality. When I bumped into Tony Lowe at the ALT-C conference in Leeds, he told me about a tool he'd created called Dragster. Dragster is a versatile online tool for creating stand-alone, Flash-based drag and drop activities. The tool outputs the activity as a zip containing an HTML file, an XML file, a Flash movie and the various images. Not to forget matching up pairs. It has a game-like feel.

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Why e-learning should be in perpetual beta

Clive on Learning

right first time approach works if you are building skyscrapers or making Hollywood movies. But in an era in which software apps and web content are updated almost constantly and usually painlessly, there is simply no argument for treating e-learning content as if we were making $100m movies or printing books. It doesnt help that most e-learning content is exported from an authoring tool as a zip file and then uploaded to an LMS. Until the guys who make the tools get their act together, we can still operate a more agile design and development process.

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E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. MOV: (QuickTime Movie) MOV is a popular video format file, originally developed by Apple Inc. Learning Technology rapid authoring toolsAdobe Captivate 9. EMF: (Enhanced Metafile) used for printing.


Articulate 360: What Does the New Subscription Model Mean for You?

E-learning Uncovered

It’s not just an update to the software, but a complete change to their business model and how you might purchase Storyline moving forward. With Storyline 2, you paid about $1,399 for the software, and you could use it for as long as you wanted. One thing that’s very different about the Articulate 360 subscription over the Captivate subscription is that you get more than just the core e-learning authoring tool. In addition to Storyline 360, you get: Studio 360 : Studio is Articulate’s other authoring tool that is template based and very easy to use.

PowerPoint: Playing Audio Sequentially. and Automatically

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Select the Audio Tools Playback tab.    Select Audio Tools Playback > Play across slides. The second option for playing audio tracks one right after the other would be to import the files into another program like Windows Movie Maker. If you are using a PC with PowerPoint, there is a good chance your system came pre-loaded with the WMM software.

Replay Videos With a Single Click in Articulate Storyline

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Articulate Storyline, the widely used e-learning authoring tool supports videos to spice up learning. by selecting (checkbox) the Show Video Controls option in the Movie Tools tile from the Menu. How To Avoid Video Quality Issues After Publishing in Articulate Storyline Rapid E-learning through Storyline Tool: 5 Infographics Sharing Key Features.

Award for all awards

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The movie industry doesn’t even have that many organizations, and this industry is known for giving out lots of awards. CODiE – in one category under “Software”,  32 awards are available, at least two winners per award, one has three: 65 winners – some of the awards do not fall under “e-learning” CODiE – under “Education”,  23 awards are available, at least two winners per award, a couple have 3 winners. authoring tools Awards e-learning e-learning vendors elearning LMS award winners awards craig weiss e-learning awards